Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment at Your Phoenix AZ Dentist’s Office
The dentist’s office may seem an unlikely place to treat sleep problems. Snoring and sleep apnea are often to blame for sleepless nights. Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment in Phoenix AZ is available at Biltmore Dental Center.
“Just” snoring, or something else?
A reported 80 million people in North America snore, but it affects at least twice as many people including long-suffering partners and children. During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat and mouth relax, narrowing the airway. Tissues vibrate, producing characteristic rattling and rumbling.
For half of snorers it’s secondary to conditions like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) characterized by loud, frequent snoring and pauses in breathing.
The tongue and soft tissues may completely block the airflow into your lungs. Obstruction continues until your brain wakes you up, often with a gasp or snort. OSA is associated with pauses in breathing that lasts for at least 10 seconds. The process of falling asleep and suddenly awakening may be repeated 50 or more times per hour, a cycle associated with countless problems:
- Daytime fatigue
- Cardiovascular disorders
Relieve your snoring with ease
Surgical techniques to alter obstruction have success rates of 20 to 40 percent, while CPAP devices traditionally have low compliance because patients don’t adjust to the mask or machine’s noise.
Dr. Koppikar will work with your physician to prescribe an oral device which is noninvasive, comfortable, and affordable. Our goal is to reduce snoring and disordered breathing. Customized to your mouth, they reposition the jaw so the airway remains open.
Relief is a consultation away. Call
(602) 714 2223 to schedule an appointment.